Board of Education

An update from Barrington 220: February 5, 2020

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Referendum Community Information Meeting this Saturday at Station

Over the past week Barrington 220, along with the Board of Education, has held three Community Information Meetings about the upcoming referendum on the March 17 primary election ballot.


If you didn't get a chance to attend one of those meetings, there are two more coming up this month, in addition to three Open Houses (School Tours). All community members are encouraged to attend and ask questions. The agenda at all Community Information Meetings is the same (short presentation, followed by Q&A). During the Open Houses, community members will be able to take a tour of the designated school, to view the facility needs at that building.


COMMUNITY INFORMATION MEETINGS

  • Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020: 9:30am at BMS-Station Campus

  • Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020: 7pm at North Barrington Elementary


Open Houses (School Tours)

  • Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020: 7pm at Grove Avenue Elementary

  • Wednesday, March 4, 2020: 7pm at BMS-Prairie Campus

  • Thursday, March 5, 2020: 7pm at Barrington High School
To view a video of the Community Information Meeting held on Saturday, Feb. 1 at BHS, click the link below.
Barrington 220 Referendum Information Community Meeting on 2-1-20

Register to vote in the presidential primary election

Are you registered to vote in Illinois for the March 17 primary election? Click here to begin the voter registration process today! You can also stop in the front office of any of our school buildings or District Administrative Center to register.

Please note: You can register to vote in the March 2020 primary election if you're turning 18-years-old on or before the date of the presidential election on November 3, 2020.
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Board recognizes Barrington rotary clubs and Barrington Fire

At its Feb. 4 meeting, the Board recognized the Barrington Noon Rotary, Barrington Breakfast Rotary and Barrington Fire Department for being great partners to the school district. Over the past year both rotary clubs have helped raise more than $25,000 to purchase life-saving "Stop the Bleed" kits for Barrington area classrooms (public and parochial), plus public areas such as the library and parks. In addition, the Barrington Fire Department regularly works with the school district, providing emergency training to staff members.

Student fees to remain flat next school year

At its Feb. 4 meeting, the Board approved student fees for the 2020-21 school year, which will remain the same as the 2019-20 school year. Student fees fall into three categories:


  • General (district based fees such as registration and technology)
  • Course/Program (related to a specific course or program)
  • Obligations (liability obligations for lost or damaged materials)

Footloose playing Feb. 20-23 at BHS

In her report at the Feb. 4 Board meeting, BHS student council representative Emma Seifert invited Board members to attend the upcoming BHS musical. Footloose is playing Feb. 20-23 at BHS. The musical is based on the 1984 film of the same name. It tells the story of Ren McCormack, a teenage boy who moves to a small town. Upon arriving, Ren finds himself at odds with the town's ban against dancing. To purchase tickets, click here.

BMS-Prairie named IL Horizon School to Watch

In his report at the Feb. 4 Board meeting, Dr. Harris congratulated BMS-Prairie, which was recently named an Illinois Horizon School to Watch by the Association of Illinois Middle-Grade Schools! This award is given to schools that demonstrate academic excellence, development responsiveness, social equity, and organizational structures and processes designed to support a trajectory of excellence.